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Saturday, January 13, 2001

Learning to live with the paradoxes of life
There is an interesting paradox to life that centers around our being new and different every day, yet also the same. In my 11 years of working, driving, walking and living in our Juneau community, I have seen many changes and much growth. Yet for all of those changes, I can still look around me and experience the awe and wonder of the same mountains, valleys and sea that define this community we call home. Much has changed, yet much has remained the same.

Around Town

Briefly

Weekend Best Bets
Good music, big trees, caves, fine art and a musical play are all in store this weekend in Juneau.

Federal employees of year to be honored
Four federal employees will be honored at the 28th annual Juneau Federal Employee of the Year award presentation Thursday in the Treadwell Room at the Westmark Baranof Hotel.

Around Town

Weddings

Weddings

Weekend Best Bets
Good music, big trees, caves, fine art and a musical play are all in store this weekend in Juneau.

School Calendar

FYI

Learning to live with the paradoxes of life
There is an interesting paradox to life that centers around our being new and different every day, yet also the same. In my 11 years of working, driving, walking and living in our Juneau community, I have seen many changes and much growth. Yet for all of those changes, I can still look around me and experience the awe and wonder of the same mountains, valleys and sea that define this community we call home. Much has changed, yet much has remained the same.

Briefly

Obituaries

School Calendar

FYI

Federal employees of year to be honored
Four federal employees will be honored at the 28th annual Juneau Federal Employee of the Year award presentation Thursday in the Treadwell Room at the Westmark Baranof Hotel.

Obituaries

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Briefly

Dowd: 20 years on stage
Dave Dowd's daughter, Lyndee, danced on the dog kennel as her dad's band rehearsed a new song Thursday night.

Douglas Indian Association wrangles over leadership
Some members of the Douglas Indian Association could be left in the dark because of a disagreement over a recent election of governing council members.

Douglas Indian Association wrangles over leadership
Some members of the Douglas Indian Association could be left in the dark because of a disagreement over a recent election of governing council members.

Target: Drunken drivers
People who get drunk, then drive, should know state lawmakers are putting them in their legislative crosshairs.

Mushers ask: Is it end of the trail for Trail of '98?
The only sled dog race that involves a Southeast Alaska community may not be run this year due to a lack of mushers.

Dowd: 20 years on stage
Dave Dowd's daughter, Lyndee, danced on the dog kennel as her dad's band rehearsed a new song Thursday night.

Target: Drunken drivers
People who get drunk, then drive, should know state lawmakers are putting them in their legislative crosshairs.

Clarification

Mushers ask: Is it end of the trail for Trail of '98?
The only sled dog race that involves a Southeast Alaska community may not be run this year due to a lack of mushers.

Bill to boost cancer care
Kate Coleman switched insurance plans and later found herself without coverage for breast cancer, which was termed "a pre-existing condition" by the new company.

Briefly

Bear-saving plan mandates garbage pickup
The mayor's ad hoc bear advisory committee has recommended making bird feeders illegal, garbage pickup compulsory and bear-resistant garbage containers mandatory in some cases. The panel also called for establishing a bear-problem hot line and suggested the urban bear be adopted as the symbol of Juneau.

Bear-saving plan mandates garbage pickup
The mayor's ad hoc bear advisory committee has recommended making bird feeders illegal, garbage pickup compulsory and bear-resistant garbage containers mandatory in some cases. The panel also called for establishing a bear-problem hot line and suggested the urban bear be adopted as the symbol of Juneau.

Bill to boost cancer care
Kate Coleman switched insurance plans and later found herself without coverage for breast cancer, which was termed "a pre-existing condition" by the new company.

Clarification

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Trouble with 'enviros'
It was interesting to read the article in the Empire on the "Haines Company Tour Spurs Controversy." I think the last paragraph in that article really sums up the "holier than thou" environmentalists. Have you ever noticed the road signs that say a certain group will pick up garbage alongside the road? Where are the environmental groups on those signs? You never see them volunteering for cleaning up garbage, yet they insist that we are all just terrible polluting people.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

The farm-subsidy scandal
This editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: There are many ways to think about the Clinton legacy, but one rather depressing angle is suggested by a remark in Britain last month (when) Clinton casually shattered the taboo on frank discussion of farming and the global order: "If the wealthiest countries ended our agricultural subsidies, leveling the playing field for the world's farmers, that alone would increase the income of developing countries by $20 billion a year," the president said.

Pulltab accountability
For the past five years, the Last Chance pulltab cooperative repeatedly has failed to pay the required 30 percent minimum to which its member nonprofits are entitled.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

The farm-subsidy scandal
This editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: There are many ways to think about the Clinton legacy, but one rather depressing angle is suggested by a remark in Britain last month (when) Clinton casually shattered the taboo on frank discussion of farming and the global order: "If the wealthiest countries ended our agricultural subsidies, leveling the playing field for the world's farmers, that alone would increase the income of developing countries by $20 billion a year," the president said.

Trouble with 'enviros'
It was interesting to read the article in the Empire on the "Haines Company Tour Spurs Controversy." I think the last paragraph in that article really sums up the "holier than thou" environmentalists. Have you ever noticed the road signs that say a certain group will pick up garbage alongside the road? Where are the environmental groups on those signs? You never see them volunteering for cleaning up garbage, yet they insist that we are all just terrible polluting people.

Pulltab accountability
For the past five years, the Last Chance pulltab cooperative repeatedly has failed to pay the required 30 percent minimum to which its member nonprofits are entitled.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau boys rally, still lose
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team trailed the Wasilla Warriors by 10 points with less than four minutes to go in Thursday afternoon's opening-round game in the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School and it appeared the Crimson Bears were well on their way toward matching Wednesday night's 17-point loss to the Warriors.

Noatak, Buckland boys both edge Juneau JV team
Two visiting Class 1A teams from the Kotzebue-based Northwest Arctic Borough School District claimed close victories over the host Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity boys basketball team Thursday in the first round of Juneau's small schools tournament.

Noatak, Buckland boys both edge Juneau JV team
Two visiting Class 1A teams from the Kotzebue-based Northwest Arctic Borough School District claimed close victories over the host Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity boys basketball team Thursday in the first round of Juneau's small schools tournament.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau boys rally, still lose
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team trailed the Wasilla Warriors by 10 points with less than four minutes to go in Thursday afternoon's opening-round game in the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School and it appeared the Crimson Bears were well on their way toward matching Wednesday night's 17-point loss to the Warriors.

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